Mr Speakman said the Environmental Trust Grants Program aimed to help community organisations, local councils and other groups run projects that would prevent or reduce environmental degradation at a local level.
“These grants will help communities and organisations conduct important environmental work in relation to vulnerable ecosystems,” Mr Speakman said.
“The government has set aside $5.3 million for this year’s grants program for projects working to conserve and restore our natural environment.
“There is $2 million available to community and not-for-profit organisations, $2 million for government entities and a further $1.3 million is available for owners and managers of NSW State Heritage Register listed properties.”
Applications for grants of $5,000 to $100,000 close on Friday, 18 September 2015. Grants are available for projects where work is carried out over a period of up to three years.
To apply or for more details visit: environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/restoration.htm